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    Experience with California Pools?

    Hello everyone. Great forum boards you have here. My wife and I are getting ready to make the leap and have an inground pool with raised hot tub installed. We have 3 bids so far and California Pools looks the most promising.

    Does anyone here have experience with California Pools in the San Diego area? I have 3 million questions and would like to compare notes as far as cost, quality of construction, etc...

    I will definately chronicle our build here.

    Thanks a bunch!

    18' x 33' above ground vinyl pool, 17,800 gallons
    1.5 HP Hayward pump with sand filter
    Ruth and John in Buda, TX just south of Austin, TX

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    Re: Experience with California Pools?

    Welcome to TFP!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool,
    Intex SWCG, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Re: Experience with California Pools?


    California Pools is a stand up operation. Mike Welch is a great guy, and does top notch work. I do not believe you will go wrong if you choose him and his company to build your pool (and, no, I am not an employee of CA Pools, nor am I related to Mike! I do know him personally though, and he will do you well).

    PM me if you want with the other companies that you are considering. I know most all of them in this area, and will be honest with you on who to consider and who not to.


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    Re: Experience with California Pools?

    IIRC, California Pools is a franchise type builder, each branch is independently owned and operated. As such, the quality you receive from the PB can be anywhere from excellent to average to poor. Your mileage may vary. Since it has already been said that the SD division is excellent, then that's what you should expect. Be sure to post lots of pics of your build, and always get a second (and third, and fourth, etc....) estimate/bid.

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